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These activities for an Elementary Astronomy Lab are used in classes on campus at the University of Louisville. The current course requirements and schedule are in the class [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/classes/108/syllabus/p108_local_sp14.pdf syllabus].
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These activities for an Elementary Astronomy Lab are used in classes on campus at the University of Louisville and are being updated to match those made available to our mentored versions for labs that are  offered [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/moodle online] as part of our Distance Education program.  
Click the links below for more information on each acctivity where available.
 
Most of them also have similar mentored versions for labs that are  offered [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/moodle on-line] as part of our Distance Education program.
 
  
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If you are enrolled in Physics and Astronomy 108-50, the Distance Education online class, please see your class website [http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/classes here].  If you are in a section usually taught on campus, check your Blackboard class page for instructions and recent content.
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The lab versions below are for archival use and have not been updated for the current term.
  
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Identify_Constellations Identify Constellations ]
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Identify_Constellations Identify Constellations ]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Night_Sky Night Sky Tonight Using Stellarium (immersive visualization)]  
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Night_Sky Night Sky Tonight Using Stellarium (immersive visualization)]  
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Requests Use a Remote Telescope: Requests]  and
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Results Analyze Request Results]
  
 
Travel to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (immersive visualization)
 
Travel to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (immersive visualization)
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Spectra Spectra]
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Spectra Spectra]
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Requests Use a Remote Telescope: Requests] or live, and
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Remote_Telescope_Results Results]
 
  
 
Observing planets and the Moon with a telescope (live remote or with the telescope on the roof)
 
Observing planets and the Moon with a telescope (live remote or with the telescope on the roof)
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Track_Cosmic_Rays_in_a_Cloud_Chamber Track Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber]
 
[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Track_Cosmic_Rays_in_a_Cloud_Chamber Track Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber]
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== New Labs ==
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/FLIR_Camera The iPad and infrared camera]
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[http://prancer.physics.louisville.edu/astrowiki/index.php/Black_Body_and_Filters Stars as Black Bodies and Astronomical Filters]

Latest revision as of 05:40, 26 July 2022

These activities for an Elementary Astronomy Lab are used in classes on campus at the University of Louisville and are being updated to match those made available to our mentored versions for labs that are offered online as part of our Distance Education program.

If you are enrolled in Physics and Astronomy 108-50, the Distance Education online class, please see your class website here. If you are in a section usually taught on campus, check your Blackboard class page for instructions and recent content.

The lab versions below are for archival use and have not been updated for the current term.

Identify Constellations

About the Video Room

Watch the Sky (Planetarium session not currently offered)

Under Namibian Skies (immersive visualization)

Night Sky Tonight Using Stellarium (immersive visualization)

Use a Remote Telescope: Requests and

Analyze Request Results

Travel to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (immersive visualization)

Survey galaxies in the universe (immersive visualization)

Survey Galaxies in Virgo

The Earth Rotates

Our Dynamic Sun (may use the roof top solar telescope)

Light and Telescopes

Experiment with CCD Camera Images

Use a CCD Camera

Spectra

Observing planets and the Moon with a telescope (live remote or with the telescope on the roof)

Explore Mars (may use immersive visualiztion)

Observe Satellites of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus

Follow Proxima Centauri

Brightnesses and colors of stars in Messier 34

Variable Stars in Messier 3

Measure a Nearby Supernova

Track Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber

New Labs

The iPad and infrared camera

Stars as Black Bodies and Astronomical Filters